Prepare for New Beginnings

I know most people think of Spring as a time for new beginnings, or January as a time of new beginnings.   But I have always felt like Fall is a time of new beginnings.  Maybe it’s reminiscent of my childhood days where Fall meant a new school year.

I’ve been watching some new construction around the neighborhood.  The ‘hood is right over my head in the huge sycamore tree in our yard.  The rotten limb destroyed because of a lightening strike years ago has become the fascination of the resident woodpecker.  The other day, I found what looked like a scattering of wood shavings underneath it which is what clued me in that something was going on overhead. He’s been coming back numerous times a day to make the hole bigger.  He even goes inside the hole and pecks/chisels while inside.  It sounds like he’s beating out some type of Morse code.

He’s been so diligent that even now, at the time of writing he’s actually moved from that hole to another one further up the narrow part of the trunk.  I suppose he accomplished his goal and is moving towards the next project.

During my morning walks this week I’ve been very reflective of the life-path that I’m currently on. After quitting my corporate day job, I’m working now on some new adventures – including this blog and exactly what I can do to help other women like YOU.

You see, I don’t want anyone to get me wrong.  I didn’t just ‘up and quit’ my job one day.  It was a well thought out plan. The timing and other things had to be right and everything in place.

And it was.

Have you ever thought about quitting your job and completely changing careers?

What would need to happen so that you could do it?

Do you have a magic number of dollars you need saved in the bank?

Have you crafted an escape plan?

Do you know what Plan A, B, C through Z needs to be?

Do you feel stuck, out of place or unfulfilled in your day job?

Are you ready to get out of the Rat Race and find a work that is fun, meaningful and way to express and explore your passions?

I had all those questions and concerns. It took me a couple of years of soul searching and realization and then I started making an escape plan. I encourage you that if you are thinking about it, quit thinking and start making a plan.

You won’t regret it. Be diligent. Chip away at the plan just like my Mr. Woodpecker.

If you haven’t yet, I would love for you to meet up with me over at The ReFeathered Nest Facebook page.  I dish out information, inspiration and motivation to help you ReFeather your nest!

Hugs and feathers from the nest~~()~~

Kim Steadman is the Content Curator and COOP (Chief Online Operating Person) for The Re-Feathered Nest, a place of encouragement for moms entering the Empty Nest Zone who are ready to RePurpose and ReDesign themselves according to God’s purpose for their lives now that the kids have flown the coop. She is the author of the soon to be released book ““My Little Book of Empty Nest Quotes & Wisdom.’ Kim can be found on Facebook at and on Google+ at +Kim


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